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Senior Principal Software Engineer, Infrastructure Architect

Job Req: 559
Company Entity: Anthology
Community: Technology
Location: United States
Date Posted: Aug 2, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: 25% Travel

Job Description

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Remote – US



The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals. 


We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.


For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit

As Senior Principal Software Engineer - Infrastructure Architect, you will be responsible for leading the development of a consistent SaaS infrastructure across all our products that aligns needs from our application and SRE teams. You will interface closely with the Chief Architect, application and enterprise architects, as well as product development, SRE, and security teams and coordinate infrastructure standards across a broad set of products and services. You will partner with various stakeholders to advise on the best strategy for infrastructure adoption, aid in research of new technologies, and provide crucial input into the design of technology stacks for new service development.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and inventorying existing infrastructure used across all product teams
  • Developing infrastructure standards and guidelines to develop consistency across teams and drive to a common technology platform
  • Interfacing with AWS on efficient adoption of the services they provide
  • Researching emerging technologies from AWS and other SaaS providers and evaluating potential adoption
  • Collaborating with teams on emerging infrastructure needs, developing requirements and plans for adoption of new services
  • Aiding architects and development teams in the design of new services to ensure optimal use of infrastructure
  • Working closely with the security team to ensure that security controls are implemented consistently across all infrastructure services
  • Communicating architectural plans and changes to various stakeholders in the organization
  • Creating technical documents for internal use as well as client-facing purposes


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience working as a DevOps Engineer or Software Engineer with a focus on infrastructure or IT operations with at least 4 years in a senior engineering, architecture, or technical management role
  • A mastery of various infrastructure technologies like storage, networking, virtualization, and containerization
  • Experience operating infrastructure on public cloud providers like AWS or Azure
  • Experience developing standards in collaboration with stakeholders and driving adoption across organizations
  • Strong problem-solving ability in large, complex systems
  • A passion for innovation, learning, and sharing knowledge
  • An understanding of how to apply technology to business objectives and client needs
  • Highly adaptable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, a proven track record of building consensus across larger organizations, and the ability to foster strong cross-team collaboration on technical topics



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading organizations through technology change and adoption of significant new infrastructure technologies
  • Experience with security standards like FedRAMP and ISO 27000
  • Cloud certification such as AWS Certified Solution Architect or equivalent
  • Experience in the education technology market


This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CO, CA, MA


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